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Old 05-22-2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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mount another harddrive


i just got a new hard drive i want to put into my linux box

when i do:

mount -t ext2 hdb /newdrive

it gives me an error:

mount: wrong fs type, bad option, bad superblock on hdb, or too many
mounted file systems

so how would i be able to change the file system type of the harddrive?
Old 05-22-2004, 07:07 PM   #2
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oh nevermind I got it

its mkfs
Old 05-22-2004, 07:07 PM   #3
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that error is b/c the hard drive isn't formatted to ext2. u may have to run fdisk or cfdisk on it and set that as its file type
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and format that puppy too.




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